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by M.M.Carter
September 25th, 2015, 3:47 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: The foundations of Koine Greek
Replies: 10
Views: 2457

Re: The foundations of Koine Greek

Case based language is a pretty foreign concept for most learners. It takes a lot of work to get to the point of thinking in cases. In general, when new structures are presented, they should not be offered in isolation. The Present indicative is understood and defined in contrast to the Aorist Indi...
by M.M.Carter
September 25th, 2015, 3:41 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: The foundations of Koine Greek
Replies: 10
Views: 2457

Re: The foundations of Koine Greek

Do any of those approaches come close to what you have in mind doing? We could go on discussing which one fits the requirements of your teaching situation. Thank you very much for all of that Stephen! Right now I am mostly doing research into Greek Pedagogy, but I am very interested in knowing how ...
by M.M.Carter
September 22nd, 2015, 1:58 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: The foundations of Koine Greek
Replies: 10
Views: 2457

Re: The foundations of Koine Greek

Gentleman, I wanted to ask for your forgiveness for sounding more as if I was asserting something rather than asking a question. What I said at the beginning of my first post was to be used as an example for my question. However, my error was using an example that I knew hardly nothing about. I am g...
by M.M.Carter
September 21st, 2015, 10:59 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Help me teach this class
Replies: 106
Views: 25021

Re: Help me teach this class

Jonathan, Will the others be bored and not advance? Not likely. The people at Latin Best Practices, Blaine Ray's book, and my own experience (as both teacher & student) has convinced me that advanced students benefit greatly from lower level exercises. In one case (I think, quoted in Ray's book???)...
by M.M.Carter
September 21st, 2015, 2:30 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: The foundations of Koine Greek
Replies: 10
Views: 2457

The foundations of Koine Greek

When it comes to teaching, students are more likely to succeed when they have a solid foundation in what they are learning. For example: when it comes to teaching English to children, they must have a solid foundation in phonemes, decoding, and letter recognition (to name a few). However what are th...
by M.M.Carter
September 20th, 2015, 9:42 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Why not start with modern Greek?
Replies: 93
Views: 51240

Re: Why not start with modern Greek?

Randall, I realize that what I said sounds as though I made up the information, but the nature of my post was to share an experience about how learning and remembering Koine for a native Greek speaker is still really difficult even though they know modern Greek. The Greeks who I spoke to each told m...
by M.M.Carter
September 19th, 2015, 12:17 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Why not start with modern Greek?
Replies: 93
Views: 51240

Re: Why not start with modern Greek?

Jonathan, Knowing whether or not to start with modern Greek had been a question I asked myself before I started to learned Koine. However after spending a couple years learning it and taking a trip to Greece, I realized it wouldn't really help as much as I thought. When I spoke to some of the native...

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